Independence Automotive Accessories by Hotchkis Performance
Hotchkis Performance automotive parts are available to you in Independence, MO at Chux Trux! Find all the Hotchkis Performance accessories you need including Coil Spring Rebuild Kit, Coil Spring Set, Coil Spring/Stabilizer Bar, Control Arm, Shock Absorber, Spring/Tie Rod Sleeve/Sway Bar, Steering Kit, Suspension Subframe Connector, Suspension Upgrade Kit, Sway Bar Assembly, Sway Bar Bracket, Sway Bar Bushing Kit, Sway Bar Link, Trailing Arm, Trailing Arm Rebuild Kit, and much more!
About Hotchkis Performance
The experience of John Hotchkis and the entire Hotchkis Sport Suspension team ensures that you receive high quality products, engineered to perform and designed to be strong. Our sport suspension controls many of the fastest street cars in the country. Numerous road racing, drag racing and autocross racing teams rely and win with Hotchkis Sport Suspension products. The obvious Hotchkis Sport Suspension advantage is improved handling for your performance car, SUV our truck. We go a step further giving you the additional advantage of convenience and product longevity with the inclusion of all necessary heavy duty installation hardware. This ensures our products live up to what performance magazine articles have described about Hotchkis Sport Suspension: Install on Saturday, drive on Saturday! All Hotchkis Sport Suspension components are tested and punished on our 600 ft. slalom, 200 ft. skid pad, and 14-turn Autocross course. Results from the mile acceleration and 60 to 0 mph braking tests are compiled. Complete data for stock and Hotchkis Sport Suspension equipped vehicles is gathered and evaluated. Performance gains are documented and any component not meeting our engineer's rigid standards of fit and performance are critiqued, redesigned, and retested. Not only are Hotchkis Sport Suspension components engineered to fit properly, they are finished in appropriate great looking durable finishes including gloss powdercoating bright polish, colorful anodizing, silver zinc and gold cad. plating. We understand that our customers are not only concerned with improved handling; they are also fanatics about excellent looking suspension products.
About Chux Trux
Chux began as an idea back in 1990. At the time there were very few automotive accessory stores and mini trucks were very popular. I was a mini truck enthusiast. After working in the world of auto parts for most of my life and after that the cell phone business and part time pin-chaser in a bowling alley, I put together a business plan using books from the library, consulted with some guys I knew from a local wholesale automotive supplier and started going to banks for funding. I visited quite a few banks but after about 9 months, I was granted an SBA backed loan and started looking for buildings. After a long search I ended up at a small shop that sat way back off the road in Independence, Mo. on the east side of Kansas City. The building had been a Taylor Rental store (division of Stanley Tools) and Taylor had many years remaining on the lease even though they had closed the store. On June 1, 1991 Chux Trux opened for business. The first day I sold 1 bugshield. That’s all. The first month we totaled 12,000 in sales. Same the second month. There was one other employee at the time but he didn’t always show up for work. After a month went by, I let him go. For the next two months I sold and installed everything. The business was growing. In September, Shawn Shipers wandered in and we hit it off. I asked him if he needed a job and he said yes. He was from Pattonsburg, Mo. I had never heard of it. Today, we have grown to multiple locations with over 2 dozen employee’s, including a commercial division selling B2B including car dealers, contractors, municipalities and more.